How is your attitude for traveling?

I have met some able-bodied souls that just don’t want to leave their area, their comfort zone. As they age it gets worse. Soon they don’t want to leave their homes. They could be enjoying life so much more. This was brought home to us on our return trip from Rome to Philadelphia on American Airlines.

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We noticed the two seats in front of us were open. These flights never have open seats. Soon, just before the doors closed, two Italian workers carried a man in his wheelchair up the stairs and into the plane. The man and his wife were our seat neighbors. He couldn’t even move himself into the seat from the wheelchair. The two men lifted him and arranged him in his seat.

As they prepared to close the plane door, Jo Anne jokingly said “Can I get off, I want to stay here in Italy.” The handicapped man said “Me too.” Later we found out they travel each year. Many of their trips were to Italy. The wife admitted that the trips were getting harder and harder but he loved them so much. Here was a man who had every reason to stay at home but decided to live life instead. Are you living your life?

Everyone has hardships, some harder than others but they don’t have to stop you from living. If seeing Italy is a dream of yours, DO IT!

– George

 

Categories: Europe, Flights, Italy, Traveling without a tour | Tags: , , , , , , | 4 Comments

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4 thoughts on “How is your attitude for traveling?

  1. Sandra Piacenza

    My dream to visit Italy is starting to fade away slowly . I am 65 an in wheelchair 2 yrs now .. Realizing for me might have to change my dream to somewhere else that’s more practical to travel in a wheelchair ..:( pictures will have to do ..

  2. Yes George, travelling can be hard work, but when you love it, you only remember the good bits.

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